Many argue that uncontrolled hunting in the north of the country and with it the consumption and sale of bushmeat drives the outbreaks.
The accident happened on the Momboyo river Wednesday night. The boat was transporting passengers and a large amount of goods from the town of Monkoto to the city of Mbandaka.
The patients had help from family members in leaving the hospital as the death toll reaches at least 27 from the Ebola outbreak.
The World Health Organization says the risk of Ebola spreading out of central Africa remains low, but the spread of the hemorrhagic fever to an urban area poses a major challenge.
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